October 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn. - The Entrepreneur's Source®, the nation's leading alternative career coaching franchise dedicated to the entrepreneur, announces that Art Coley, currently a consultant with AlphaGraphics, has joined the company's Advisory Board. Coley will work with other experienced franchise executives to give guidance and perspective in helping individuals find the right path in franchising and small business ownership, ensuring the growth and relevance of The Entrepreneur's Source in the franchise industry.
"Coley, along with other members of the Advisory Board, will be providing valuable perspectives, experience, and guidance to our team as we celebrate our 30th year in business and prepare for the next 10 years of rapid growth and exceptional unit economics for our Franchisees and Associates," said Terry Powell, founder of The Entrepreneur's Source and Franchise Source Brands International™ (FSBI), a multi-brand business coaching franchisor with several high-performance brands under its helm, including AdviCoach®. "Coley's strong entrepreneurial background and proven success in brand growth makes him an excellent addition to the Advisory Board."
Coley has been a true entrepreneur from the beginning, opening a burger restaurant at the young age of 15 years-old, which he owned and managed until he left for the University of Houston. Prior to his executive role at AlphaGraphics, Coley joined ICED – an alliance of franchised printing and copying centers – first as the director of public relations, then as president of one of its brands, Computer Explorers, and lastly Coley was named executive vice-president of franchise development. Between his positions at ICED, Coley returned to his family restaurant and grew sales by more than 600 percent. The restaurant was recognized as one of the "Top 50" family-owned businesses in Texas by the Baylor University School of Business, and Coley was named "Business Man of the Year" by the Temple Chamber of Commerce.
In 2007, Coley joined AlphaGraphics as the Head of Global Development and was promoted to president and CEO in January 2012. Throughout his tenure with the company, he helped secure more than 300 franchise agreements, ensuring its continued growth. Feeling that his work at AlphaGraphics was accomplished, Coley stepped down as president and CEO and is now a consultant for the company to make certain a smooth transition to their new CEO.
"I have personally collaborated with The Entrepreneur's Source for more than 10 years and they have been one of my most important partners in growing the brands that I've been responsible for," Coley said. "They have brought me a few hundred franchisee partner's over the course of my relationship with them, and I couldn't be more excited to help with the growth of their brand."
Coley added: "If a franchisor is serious about growing their brand and becoming more tomorrow than they are today, they should make the phone call to The Entrepreneur's Source right now and get involved."
The Entrepreneur's Source is North America's leading alternative career coaching franchise dedicated to the entrepreneur, with more than 230 offices in the United States and Canada. Dominating the $1.5 billion dollar Business Coaching/Consulting franchise market in North America, the company offers a full range of services to individuals seeking alternate career options and to franchise businesses looking to increase performance. For more information about The Entrepreneur's Source, please visit http://www.EntrepreneursSource.com/.
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